Daily Republic Sports
AMES, Iowa—A 3-pointer by Iowa State's Adriana Camber with 42 seconds to play sealed the game for the Cyclones, who defeated South Dakota 81-76 in the programs' season openers on Friday afternoon inside Hilton Coliseum. The game featured seven lead changes with the Coyotes taking their first lead at 38-35 last it the first half. Iowa State's Bridget Carleton scored 19 of her game-high 24 points in the fourth quarter.
WINFIELD, Kan. — Shooting 57 percent from the field, the Dakota Wesleyan University women's basketball team routed Southwestern 101-66 in a game on Friday in Winfield, Kansas. Jessica Mieras and Kynedi Cheeseman each scored 17 points to lead the No. 8-ranked Tigers, while Ashley Bray had 13 points, Rylie Osthus added 12 points and Mikaela Stofferahn had 11 points. Amber Bray, Sarah Carr and Madison Mathews each chipped in nine points.
Dakota Wesleyan University opened its home wrestling schedule Friday with a 37-13 dual loss to Doane at the Christen Family Athletic Center. Patrick West had an 11-3 major decision for the Tigers at 157 pounds and Tanner Wernsman had an 8-7 decision for DWU at 174 pounds. Forrest Lewis was the beneficiary of a forfeit at 165 pounds. Doane benefitted from three forfeits, two technical falls and a pin at 197 pounds in the victory. DWU will host the annual DWU Open today, starting at 9 a.m. Fifteen teams are scheduled to be on hand at the Christen Center.
VERMILLION—Colman-Egan rushed for 300 yards and claimed its second straight state football title with a 42-28 victory over Sully Buttes in the Class 9B championship game on Thursday at the DakotaDome. The Hawks (12-0) won the Class 9A state title in 2016 before the team moved down to Class 9B. Sully Buttes ends its season at 11-1.
Mitchell High School senior Lucie Anderson signed her National Letter of Intent Wednesday to swim at the University of South Dakota. Anderson, who swims for the Mitchell Aquatic Club, won the 200 backstroke at the South Dakota State Long Course Outdoor Meet in Aberdeen. Anderson was seventh in the state high-point competition among girls ages 17-19 at the meet and fifth in her age group at the state Short Course meet last spring.
JAMESTOWN, N.D.—The Dakota Wesleyan University men's basketball team dropped its first game of the season in an 82-77 decision against the University of Jamestown on Wednesday. The No. 10 Tigers (4-1) didn't have an answer for Jamestown's Jon Purintun and Leighton Sampson, who combined for 55 points. Purintun finished with 30 points and Sampson had 25 points for the Jimmies (6-2).
WATERTOWN — An early deficit for the McCook Central/Montrose volleyball team wasn't a problem, as MCM claimed the second, third and fourth sets for a 3-1 win over Groton Area and clinching a trip to the Class A state tournament Tuesday at the Civic Arena in Watertown. Set scores were 23-25, 25-16, 25-17 and 25-21.
ABERDEEN—Dakota Wesleyan University played right with Northern State University in a women's basketball exhibition game Tuesday, but the Wolves pulled away down the stretch at Wachs Arena. The NAIA Tigers lost to the NCAA Division II Wolves 83-68 in a battle of two South Dakota college basketball powerhouses. DWU is ranked No. 8 in NAIA and has made the last two national tournaments. The Wolves, who have qualified for the last four NCAA Division II tournaments, were receiving votes in the first national poll.
The Hanson High School volleyball team won't be playing at home tonight in the Class B Sweet 16 state-qualifying round. But the Corn Palace will do just fine for the visiting Beavers. Fifth-seeded Hanson (24-2) will play the front-end of a Class B doubleheader at the Palace today, hosting 12th-seeded Faulkton Area (18-10) at 6 p.m. The winner advances to the Class B state tournament, something Hanson has done just twice previously in school history.
Mitchell School District Activities Director Cory Aadland will be the featured guest speaker at the Mitchell Quarterback Club meeting Wednesday. The meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. at The Depot Pub and Grille and is open to the public. The Dakota Wesleyan University football seniors will also be recognized, and coaches from MHS and DWU will also speak.